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Alexanders Liqueur

1kg Fresh Alexanders Shoots + Foliage
Vodka
Golden Granulated Sugar
Alexander seeds - optional

This is based on a recipe by John Wright, from his Edible Seashore book. I've added some crushed & whole Alexander Seeds to the equation.

Blitz the Alexanders in a food processor. Place the 'puree' into clean muslin cloth and squeeze to extract the juices. Measure the quantity of juice and then measure half it's quantity in sugar and combine the two, ensuring to stir well to dissolve the sugar. Measure the combined quantity and add around three times the quantity in Vodka (don't shirk on the quality of the vodka but don't go money mad either). Pop into clean, sterilised bottles and store. 
This liqueur is great sipped on it's own or try in cocktails such as my Alexanders Cocktail below or over on the Botanist Gin site: http://www.thebotanist.com/drinks

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